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Friday Five

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Happy Friday! It’s finally feeling like Fall in Georgia today and it feels like a whole new world! I am so excited!

Here are five things I am loving this week ::

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  1. This little dress. I wore this under-$100 Free People dress for my birthday dinner with my mom at Madison’s restaurant at the Old Edwards Inn last Sunday. I love it! It’s stretchy and comfortable, and is super cute layered with a faux fur vest for cooler days/nights. I just shot this dress with a vest for an blog post, so stay tuned! I am wearing a size small for reference.

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2. This fleece. This Abercrombie fleece has been a main-stay favorite of mine the past two season. So much so that I own it in three colors! I also found an almost identical version on AMAZON this week for $25!! Click here to snag the Amazon version. If you don’t yet own these Spanx moto lettings, they are a MUST for Fall! I wear a size small in the leggings and own both a small and a medium in the fleece. I honestly like both sizes! If you plan to wear the fleece with leggings, I recommend sizing up. The medium covers my bum better!

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3. This gingham shirt. I just love a good buffalo check for Fall, and this J.Crew black and white flannel top is perfection! It is cute worn alone and then also worn layered under a jacket or vest! I particularly love it under a army green military jacket! I am wearing a size small top. Find it in additional sizes here.

Also, these low-heeled booties have become my go-to’s for days where I will be walking and/or on my feet a lot! So comfy!

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4. This vest. Speaking of a perfect army-green layering piece, I picked up this Cupcakes and Cashmere vest at the Evereve store in Nashville a few weeks ago. I love how it looks with pretty much anything, from jeans and leggings to skirts and dresses. This little black sweatshirt dress is super comfy, too! I love that it can be dressed up or down.

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5. This thermal. I wear a thermal most days during Fall/Winter, and finding this super-soft version by Free People has felt like hitting the thermal tee jackpot! I love that this thermal can be worn off-the-shoulder or as a v-neck, as well as alone or layered under cardigans, jackets or vests. It comes in a bunch of great colors, but I am partial to this pretty purple! Here is the bralette I am wearing underneath.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Stylishly yours,

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38 {big & small} things I learned this year

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Free People dress, also available here | similar sandals | Baublebar earrings |

Gucci bag | similar sunglasses

I turned THIRTY EIGHT on Sunday, so in honor of my birthday week, here are 38 random things I have learned this past year ::

  1. That I feel more like 25 than 38 most days. I now understand why my parents and grandparents are/were baffled by aging. It’s truly a strange phenomenon!

  2. That Audible is a genius way to listen to books on the fly. I’m now “reading” at least a book a month thanks to it! I listen while I get ready in the morning, drive around town, walk/jog and tidy the house!

  3. To curl my hair with a curling iron! It took me over two decades of trying and failing! Video recording my stylist curling my hair and then replaying the process at home while styling myself was the secret to my success.

  4. To play tennis {again} after not touching a racket in over 20 years.

  5. To let go of striving for relationships that don’t reciprocate and that aren’t life giving.

  6. To more fully invest in relations that are authentic, honest and fill my soul.

  7. To more quickly own up to my shortcomings. It’s amazing how much faster it diffuses conflict!

  8. That I am chronically late. And that it’s my own fault 80% of the time! By accepting my responsibility, I am slowly but surely work on changing…because running late gives me anxiety EVERY SINGLE TIME!

  9. To be more confident without makeup.

  10. That choosing more time with family is always the better decision.

  11. That home renovations are 100% more stressful and infinitely longer than you anticipate.

  12. To trust my gut with home design decisions. I am not half as bad as I think!

  13. That I am not super woman.

  14. That hiring someone to help fold and put away laundry is worth its weight in gold.

  15. That UberEats and Instacart are two life savers for busy/working mamas.

  16. That jotting down notes before bed is a great way to “empty” my brain of racing thoughts/to do’s, enabling me to fall asleep faster.

  17. To put down my phone more often and be present. “Hiding” it in another part of the house is often helpful!

  18. That no matter how old I get, my need for my mama never lessens.

  19. That losing a family dog is absolutely heart-breaking.

  20. That taking my vitamins & supplements every day makes me feel tremendously more energetic and less anxious.

  21. That if I don’t respond to a text message right away, I am likely to forget to completely.

  22. That I function much better when the inside of my closet and my car are clean.

  23. That I’ll never get used to people recognizing me in public from Instagram. I always love meeting fans/followers, yet never fail to be surprised they know me!

  24. That you’ll never regret being overly generous, gracious, kind or forgiving.

  25. That less truly is more.

  26. That I should have gotten LASIK years ago…it’s a game changer to see without glasses and contacts.

  27. That I am my very worst and judgmental critic.

  28. That most people are FAR more gracious with me than I am to myself.

  29. That I need to unplug more.

  30. That I really feel SO much better when I exercise 5x a week, drink plenty of water and get at least 7 hours sleep.

  31. That vulnerability is pretty much always met with open arms, and leads to closer, richer relationships.

  32. That high thread count bed sheets are well worth the investment.

  33. That I, a self-proclaimed high-heel gal, like wearing sneakers and flats WAY more than I always thought.

  34. That true friends cheer you on and celebrate your joys and successes, even when life isn’t throwing them the same cards.

  35. To let go of trying to manage my kids dressing how “I want them to” all the time, and rather to let them enjoy their own fashion decisions or lack there of! I’ll never forget that this was the year my 7-year-old daughter informed me that she is “sporty, not fashionable” like me!

  36. That the least favorite part of my job is packing up my car for photo shoots and then unpacking after. I often wish for a magic elf to do this for me!

  37. That I am much more driven than I ever really thought…and that it’s both a blessing and a curse, a gift and yet something that I have to balance daily.

  38. That an unexpected compliment and/or generous offer to help goes a long way. And to gratefully accept when someone offers to help! {I often have to remember #13…I am not Super Woman and, when I am honest, need all the helping hands and encouragement I can receive!}

Here’s to another year of learning and growing! Thank you all for being so supportive, year after year, and for enabling me to do what I love!

Stylishly yours,

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P.S. This wrap dress is such a good one! Perfect for year-round wear. Just add tights for winter! I am wearing a size small. {I also own it in red and it’s GORG!}

Fall Refresh with At Home

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Fall is my favorite time of year… even more than the Christmas season! I love the change of season from Summer to Autumn, the crisp air, the colorful leaves, football, Fall clothes and pumpkin-flavored anything and everything!

I also LOVE Fall decor! I look forward each year to pulling out the pumpkins, mums, faux-leaves and acorns to adorn our home with all things Fall!

Since we renovated our home this year, I’ve been excited about incorporating some new Fall decor. I shopped at At Home for the first Fall season ever, and to say I was impressed with the selection of ALL THINGS FALL is an understatement!

I literally couldn’t believe the vast array of fall decor in every style, from traditional to spooky, farmhouse to modern chic and everything in between! I spent over an hour shopping at At Home and simply couldn’t get over the selection and the affordable prices!

Here are a three places around my home that styled for this season with At Home ::

Spooky-Chic Shelf :: I absolutely LOVE how this fun black, white and metallic spooky-chic shelf turned out! Since I typically decorate with pumpkins and more “traditional” Fall decor, incorporating skeletons and some spooky decor to our home was a first! My 7-year-old twins absolutely love this decor, and I am loving this chic and unexpected color scheme!

These skeletons from At Home are just so fun. I also had so much fun picking out these black, white and metallic pumpkins…they are all so unique! I added some vintage mercury glass candlesticks to add some height to the pumpkins, and think it completed the space!

Groupings of Textured Pumpkins in the Kitchen :: When it comes to finding pumpkins of all sizes, colors, and textures, At Home is your one stop shop. I absolutely love the natural-colored textured pumpkins and squash I found to fill the giant dough bowl on my kitchen counter. These are SO pretty and look much more expensive than their price tag!

I also stocked up on metallic gold pumpkins at At Home to display throughout the house. I am loving this happy little grouping on our kitchen counter!

Front Porch Wreath and Door Mat :: One of my favorite spaces to decorate each Fall is my front porch! Although I have been waiting for these Georgia temps to FINALLY cool off enough to purchase more outdoor pumpkins for our porch, this early-Fall front door decor is looking extra-cute thanks to a gorgeous wreath and festive doormat from At Home. I cannot get over the fact that this wreath was just $39, and I love the fact that will carry straight through Thanksgiving! This adorable doormat was just $9.99 at At Home and I layered it over a gingham rug I found on Amazon.

This is the perfect weekend to decorate your house for Fall! If you live near an At Home store {see locations here}, I highly encourage you to go and shop this fabulous store in person! You seriously won’t believe your eyes!

If you don’t live nearby a store, there are lots of awesome Fall finds online, too!

Stay tuned for a post all about Christmas decor from At Home coming soon!

In the mean time, Happy Fall, y’all! Have a fabulous weekend!

Stylishly yours,

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Thank you to At Home for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Photography by KVC Photography.

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